Vampires? No Such Thing.
Aliens, though, that's something else.
They've been here, living quietly among us, since before the Industrial Revolution.
Their goal: To ensure we never leave our Solar System. We have a bad habit of wiping out indigenous populations, and theirs is the nearest inhabited planet to ours.
So when a scientist at Sydney University harnesses the power of wormholes, making interstellar travel a virtual walk in the park, one of these tall, pale-skinned aliens, Callum, is forced to choose: destroy us, or help us survive the inevitable Armageddon.
8 billion Earthlings, and our survival is in the hands of one guy - alien - meant to wipe us out.
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About the Author
Since Tony McFadden left Canada two decades ago he and his wife and two children have lived in the US Virgin Islands, various American cities (LA, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, Fairfax), Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and now, finally (and for good), Australia. All of those places and people have provided a wealth of characters and settings for his books, all filled with thrills, suspense and adventure. More about him can be found at http://www.TonyMcFadden.net
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3.5 stars I loved the premise of Tony McFadden's Have Wormhole, Will Travel: that vampires are really long-lived aliens whose avoidance of sunlight and appetite for blood have logical scientific explanations. Unfortunately, McFadden's exploration of this premise, while entertainingly written, barely skims the intriguing possibilities. Instead, McFadden has created shallow, two-dimensional characters and an illogical conflict. Mandy, particularly, serves no other purpose than to be the butt of sex and alcohol jokes, and Sam, the brilliant scientist who discovers the basis for interstellar travel, is cartoonishly unlikeable. Listen to him: Oh, you wouldn't understand, I don't think. You've just got a tech school education, am I right? I am right. I remember. Or have you finally gone as far as a Bachelor's degree? And I'm pretty sure a guy with your education wouldn't grasp what I was talking about. You're just not as smart as me. You're just feeling pressure about something, or it's a female thing or something, right? These latter two comments are directed to the woman he supposedly loves! My biggest problem with Have Wormhole, Will Travel, however, was the crisis propelling the plot. The aliens are so technologically advanced that they can use wormholes to travel huge distances instantaneously and destroy entire planets remotely, yet they can't develop an effective defense against the possibility that humans would travel to their planet? Their best solution to a possible human invasion is to wipe out not only humans, but all forms of life, on Earth, rather than just kill Sam and destroy his work? Surely a civilization as advanced as theirs could come up with a less destructive alternative. Regardless of its logic holes, Have Wormhole, Will Travel was a quick, fun way to pass a rainy summer afternoon. I received a free copy of Have Wormhole, Will Travel through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
McFadden has written a very real story despite the introduction of aliens and advanced physics. The pure imagination involved to construct the plot is breath-taking. Each of the characters is a delight to know, and the action is very believable. The book has just the right amount of detail to create good images in the reader's mind without causing confusion. While the story is straightforward, the reflections on what it means to be human stimulates some deep thought. I highly recommend the book.